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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:We've covered ages, names, how long we've been spinning, injuries and embarrassing moments. I read in one of the threads that Dangerboy is into biology or something which got me wondering...what do you do as a day job????For me, this is my day job. I also am a freelance writer. I own a production company called Creative Illusions, which helsp coordinate different acts, including Pyromorph. I also direct/teach improv theater and write for events.Other than that I have managed a book store, been a bartender at a wild bar and taught first and second grade special ed, none of which is nearly as fulfilling as performing to me (though bartending is close).Oh, and now I can also add that I am the newly inducted Reptile Specialist at a small pet store chain here in the middle of nowhere. It doesn't interfere with the performing and it is another job I love to pieces!And yes, I do know I am one of the lucky ones!
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir..."I prefer not to go where there is a path but to blaze a new one!"[This message has been edited by Pele (edited 05 January 2002).]


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Gheu
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Location: Hampden, Maine, United States
Member Since: 4th Oct 2001
Total posts: 28
Posted:Nobody will ever get to the third page, but here goes.High School student, interested in sever admin, doing web development, layout work, computer graphics, small amounts of programming, and lots of troubleshooting for teachers who enjoy messing up their computers in the worst possible way, repeatedly! All this, a job at Subway, 3 school sports and lots of other activities (including Civil Rights Team) make me a busy boy.Deanage------------------A pig that doesn't fly is just an ordinary pig - Porco Rosso

A pig that doesn't fly is just an ordinary pig - Porco Rosso

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foobaa
foobaa

spinning for ages
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Sep 2001
Total posts: 125
Posted:Oh, they will too get to the third page!! Well they damn well better!!!I am a food technologist, which means I know exactly what is going into all that lovely processed food that you are eating!!! Umm that qualifies me to do all sorts of things like process engineering in large food factories, product development, microbiology etc etc. At the moment, I get to eat chips for a living (crisps). I am looking after the lab for a potato chip company, and a large part of my job is running the sensory evaluation...which means eating lots and lots of chips...if they let me drink beer, well it would make the job even better!!!Thing is that I am bored of being a food techie, so I (hopefully) have a job as a Mountainbike guide in Bolivia...just as a slight change of career...just saving some $$ to get there at the moment!! I say follow your dreams...if you dont like the life you have now, well stop being lazy and complaining about it...just go and change it!!!------------------fe fi foo fun

fe fi foo fun

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Aurora (1/2 a firesister)
enthusiast
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Member Since: 4th Jan 2002
Total posts: 249
Posted:*sigh* I envy CantusNot that I have it that bad. I'm a first year university student...but I long for freedom and live for the summers...when for a few months I can pretend like i have it.

Om Namah Sivaya

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Jedi
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Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 24th Oct 2001
Total posts: 11
Posted:right now at this point and time i am high school student
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, part time indoor rock climbing instructor and musicianand pretty much do nothing the rest of the time
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~Jedi~------------------May the force be with you


May the force be with you

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Maximus
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Location: Upland, CA., USA
Member Since: 13th Dec 2001
Total posts: 250
Posted:Does "freelance" mean unemployed?In that case I am a freelance artist.Maximus(and I run my own internet mail order business.)

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:It says freelance on my business cards if that's any help.....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Hey!!!I am freelance and I am proudly employed, both in writing and performing!
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Wren
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Location: Mt. Horeb, Wi, USA
Member Since: 28th Oct 2001
Total posts: 33
Posted:Hrm, well, I'm a bank teller for a horribly evil financial institution in a small town. I work with old xenophobic women and the classic "business type" middle-aged men. As you can probably tell, I do not enjoy it.I am, however, a college student that just may be successful at convincing the above institution to pay my tuition. I guess that you can manipulate almost any situation to your benefit if you try hard and are evil like me.-Wren"Look at him: He's Square, the Shape of Evil!"

-WrenAnd that, my friends, is condensed evil.

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catboy
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Location: leicester, england
Member Since: 24th Sep 2001
Total posts: 167
Posted:i'm a consultant design engineer and i work for caterpillar designing diggers and 'fingsin my spare time i also do welding, spray painting and engine building / swapping for cars, but mostly just for friends...
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you can take the cat out of the jungle, but you cant take the jungle out of the cat

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:I'm a semi-professional (well, maybe quarter professional) drummer currently enrolled at Music college. Hopefully this time next year I'll be able to say I'm a full time drummer in a famous band but heck - early days yet...pssst - I also do part-time IT work.

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:I am an active duty United States Marine. My military occupaionial specialty is a 2111 Small Arms Repair Tech. Boy if that don't sound damn impressive then I'll go spin my glowsticks till it does. Any hoo in other words I get to play with guns actually I fix em. Any thing from a M9 9mm Berreta to a Mk 19 mod 3 machine gun that fires a 40mm grenade at aprox 180 rounds per minute.
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Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Hey Phule, you make it sound more exciting than Pozee does.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:Well we are two different Marines thats all. But I must admit his toys make a bigger boom than mine.

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Jayman
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Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2001
Total posts: 4
Posted:I do Tech Support for Verifone. I love working the night shift as I get to practice Poi at my desk inbetween calls!

Don't take life too seriously, You will never get out of it alive.

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Axis
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Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 4th May 2001
Total posts: 171
Posted:I am a full time circus/cabaret performer, specialising in poi, staff and juggling. I also do walkabout in a kickass robot costume. All mainly for corporate events.I also am training as a hypnotherapist (NLP) and play the musical saw, and i am also big into 3D photography, soon i will be making dollars from that too!

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Dru Lee Parsec
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Location: Santee California, USA
Member Since: 6th Jan 2002
Total posts: 78
Posted:Professional computer programmer for a major California Bank. I'd give you a link to the stuff I do but it's all behind secure pages.I also rock climb (just got back about half an hour ago) and backpack (I do both with my lovly wife). I play guitar and also a bizarre musical instrument called The Stick www.stick.comI play chess, juggle, play music, I'm learning to buld guitars, walk, climb, breath, live, laugh, love, play. (and I even make my own beer. Whoo Hoo! ).I just wish there was enough time in a day to do all the things I love to do.And now, I want to learn to spin. Woot!

For a good Prime, call:29819592777931214269172453467810429868925511217482600306406141434158089

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Surloch
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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 4th Dec 2001
Total posts: 64
Posted:What the hey, can't hurt to share, unless it's a limb, or internal organ I guess
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I'm the community manager for an online horse racing game. Meaning I sit on boards like these and manage them. I also write a lot of the text in the game, as my other profession is writer/poet. That's my day job. Now what I wish were my day job would be to perform. Fire, dance, music doesn't matter. I twirl the staff only, as I actually don't really like poi's (gasp, I just alienated myself forever rofl) unless someone else is spinning them
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I have done dance for the last 5 odd years.. latin, progressive, modern, funk, r&b, ballroom you name it I can do something in that style. I also play the flute not very well. So writing and performing are my passions, however they just don't earn the cash that my tech job does so I have to leave them for my spare time
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N mar a sltear a btear

“Things may not be as they seem to be”

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clare
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Location: Perf, australia
Member Since: 10th Nov 2001
Total posts: 82
Posted:fulltime student.and parttime kitchenhand. god i HATE that job, but for now the hours and pay are worth suffering it.and very-parttime (pre-xmas) bookstore girl. i adored THAT job to bits. talking to people. about books. what could be better? hopefully'll get more work there another time.my first ever job (at 14) was preparing hair follicles for transplants. it involved gloves, scalpels, saline, hair follicles and a mask over the recipients face so he didnt know his hair was being prepped by untrained 14 year olds.

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Katinca
Katinca

See my vest.... see my vest...
Location: Adelaide - South Australia
Member Since: 9th May 2001
Total posts: 693
Posted:Pharmaceutical Industry.I work as a Clinical Data Associate. Basically I plug at databases all day, working out what lovely new drugs work and can be shoved on to the market as quickly as possible.Fun, Fun, Fun............------------------ ~*~ Katinca ~*~

Love and Light

~*~ Katinca ~*~

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Chakan
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Location: Hazleton , Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: 18th Oct 2001
Total posts: 68
Posted:I work in IT for First National Bank doing system design and implementation looking for a job overseas preferably in the US.If anyone wants my cv just drop me an emailchakan@chakan.co.za

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DJ Dantana
veteran
Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:I have one more class to take to get my BS in biology. Right now I work in a lab...testing the immune system of the western fence lizard. In my spare time I'm a freedom fighter (like Mel Gibson in Patriot and Braveheart)
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, a jedi knight, and a hero. "Protector of the weak and innocent...and women"
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Daniel


we eat and we drink and we smoke and we try!

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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:pozee has the coolest job...we do it for fun, but he gets paid to build stuff that goes BOOM!
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we eat and we drink and we smoke and we try!

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:Well I work for a nightclub in sheffield ( http://www.therepublic.co.uk/
)which is the home of ( http://www.gatecrasher.com/
)as a cellar manager, which involves ordering the beer to keep us all in a job at work! move a hell of a lot of beer to 4 bars everyday and put it all in big chest fridges...lil borein after a while..but its the best job in the club and i have all that floor space and uv lights to spin poi to when ever i feel like a cig break
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then its put my beer deliveries away in to my cellar and off home to read this message board and get on with more poi!!pkcan you spin poi on cloud 9? or is it 10?


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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pozee
old hand
Location: san diego
Member Since: 27th Jul 2001
Total posts: 886
Posted:i guess i could hype it up a little...big bombs...big smart missiles...guns with very high cyclic rates of fire that will blow off a limb by only the inertia of the bullet going passed, and the bombs, everything from daisy cutters that explode a foot from the ground to hellfires full of flechette or imbiber beads (napalm) and dont forget about the GBU's that actually fly to the target and have GPS and the...i think i said too much, you can see what i do on CNN at just about any given time... BOOM...

anyone got a light?

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Carrey....a leaf from my book?
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Sure, whatever. I am willing to share.Daniel, I'd love to read your findings. Our fence lizard at work has an amazing immune system. I was hired to reset the reptile section, trouble shoot to see what is wrong with them all (and they are sick) and take care of these poor things properly. The fence lizard is the only one that isn't ill! Thank goodness. With some of the reptile bastards I have on my hand I don't need an irritable fence lizard (the nile monitor and cooke's tree boa are grumpy enough for me!)------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com[This message has been edited by Pele (edited 09 January 2002).]


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Libra
Libra

member
Location: Norway
Member Since: 13th Nov 2001
Total posts: 47
Posted:Three years ago I started working in a shop selling Samsoniteproducts. It doesn't pay very well but the people I work with are great
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I've quit the job twise to travel, but everytime I'm back from travelling my boss calls me and convinse me to start working again. I'm to lazy to find another job. I know I won't stay for long anyway. In March I'm off to Asia. Next year I might start studying, if I just could make up my mind and figure out what to study..
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-And yes, by the way last summer I had a dreamjob performing with Pois in a small international circus on tour in South East Asia. That was the days my friend..
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Christina aka Str0be
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Location: Wichita, Kansas
Member Since: 27th Sep 2001
Total posts: 19
Posted:Im a full time college student that has no idea what she wants to major in. (im thinking im interested in marine biology.) Im also an optician at Lenscrafters, and a raver by night.

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:Before I name *my* ball and chain, I have to say that Mr pk, i am SOOOOOO *jealous* you lucky bastard!!I divide my time from being a corporate whore as a Technical Paralegal (IT, Law databases) at a large unnamed Practice in Melb. Used to be in a really hippy IT start-up but the company kerplunked =(People at raves clubs concerts n festivals just can't believe that I'm a suit-n-tie-wageslave. Not at all. It genuiunely suprises me that there are so many other white-collar eunuchs share this double life! I suspect that its is cos white collar people seek balance if not a *life* outside of 9-to-5 life, and that participation in this forum requires a minimum knowledge of the innernet. Am I wrong? Is it true? Can I spel?------------------It is said that "Twirler with hand in pocket feel cocky all day." =P

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Ooh you're a stronger person than I am pk. I wouldn't be able to put up with all the crasher kids. I had enough problems working as a head barman in a normal Cheshire pub putting up with drunken gits. I can't lmagine how I would cope with several hundred pilled up, pretentious, cyber-pixie children
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Isn't the average Crasher age about 16? That's how old they were when I went. They looked even younger at Insomniacs. I didn't dare go to the Howard in case I got roped into changing nappies.....------------------C@ntusThere's only one way of life and that's your own.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Jangla
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Location: Oxford, UK
Member Since: 28th Aug 2001
Total posts: 155
Posted:Software Developer and web designer by day and DJ by night.As with a lot of people on this thread, the job I really love (the DJing) is the one I can't afford to live on but I'm lucky in that I do enjoy both regardless of the monetary benefits.------------------"The tincture of night began to suffuse the soup of the afternoon. He considered the sentence, and found it good. He liked 'tincture' particularly. Tincture. Tincture. It was a distinguished word, and pleasantly countered by the flatness of 'soup'. The soup of the afternoon. Yes. In which may be found the croutons of teatime."

---------------------With a bit of luck, his life was ruined; always thinking that just behind some narrow door, in his favourite bars, men in red woolen suits are getting incredible kicks from things he'll never know.

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